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British Library: LGBTQ Histories

This extensive collection was last featured in the 10-19-2018 Scout Report. It continues to curate engaging content connecting LBGTQ history and the present day. Readers may especially enjoy browsing the collection's manuscripts and anthologies. The British Library has created this excellent resource that "charts the struggles for love, identity and legislative change faced by LGBTQ communities in the UK" going all the way back to the 1500s. Here, readers will find a well-organized selection of articles, items from the library's collection, people, a timeline, and works of literature, all relevant to British LGBTQ history. Visitors can browse these materials via the tabs at the top, or they can use the search tab to explore all the items in the LGBTQ Histories site by keyword or by fields such as theme, date range, and format. One of the featured items is the original manuscript of "De Profundis," Oscar Wilde's famous letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas, written during 1896-1897 while Wilde was imprisoned. Another example is a 36-minute sound recording of a January 2018 conversation and interview between three transgender activists and Steven Dryden, the British Library's Sound Archive and Humanities Reference Specialist. Readers will also find some of the British Library's relevant blog posts relating to LGBTQ history featured at the bottom of this site's main page.
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Date of Scout Publication
October 30th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
October 15th, 2018 at 3:18pm
Date Of Record Release
October 16th, 2018 at 12:39pm
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